Catholics throughout the 81 parishes and missions of the Diocese of St. Petersburg in the five counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus will learn about a new Mutually-Shared Vision the weekend of June 16-17, 2018, which is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese. The Vision has been developed in response to the listening sessions and other gatherings that were held with Bishop Gregory Parkes after his installation as the fifth bishop of the Diocese.

The Mutually-Shared Vision includes three priorities and nine goals for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, which will have impact the community of Catholics and non-Catholics as well.  Bishop Parkes will be available for interviews about the new Mutually-Shared Vision on Friday, June 15, with the condition that the interview would be embargoed until after 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 16.

About the Diocese of St. Petersburg

The Diocese of St. Petersburg is comprised of over 470,000 Catholics and includes 74 parishes, 7 missions, 48 schools and early childhood centers, a university, and a variety of social service, health care, housing and pastoral ministries located within the five counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus. Mass is celebrated in 11 languages and we are led by our fifth bishop, Most Reverend Gregory Parkes who was installed on January 4, 2017.

For more information, contact Teresa Peterson at 407-432-1974 or by email at